Hearings

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Page 148 - A steam vessel hearing, apparently forward of her beam, the fog signal of a vessel, the position of which is not ascertained shall, so far as the circumstances of the case admit, stop her engines, and then navigate with caution until danger of collision is over.
Page 140 - steam vessel" shall include any vessel propelled by machinery. A vessel is "under way," within the meaning of these rules, when she is not at anchor, or made fast to the shore, or aground.
Page 150 - In obeying and construing these Rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above Rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.
Page 143 - ... abaft the beam on the starboard side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least 2 miles. "(iii) On the left or port wing tip a red light, so constructed as to show an unbroken light over an arc of the horizon of 110...
Page 228 - ... feet above the hull, one such light, and at or near the stern of the vessel, and at such a height that it shall be not less than fifteen feet lower than the forward light, another such light. The length of a vessel shall be deemed to be the length appearing in her certificate of registry...
Page 34 - Like all the laws of nations, it rests upon the common consent of civilized communities. It is of force, not because it was prescribed by any superior power, but because it has been generally accepted as a rule of conduct.
Page 19 - G. MAGNUSON, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, US Senate. DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN : Further reference is made to your letter of May 9, 1963, acknowledged on May 13, requesting the comments of the General Accounting Office concerning S.
Page 138 - Rules, except where the context otherwise requires: (i) the word " vessel " includes every description of water craft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water; (ii) the word " seaplane " includes a flying boat and any other aircraft designed to manoeuvre on the water; (iii) the term
Page 146 - A vessel of one hundred and fifty feet or upwards in length when at anchor shall carry in the forward part of the vessel, at a height of not less than twenty and not exceeding forty feet above the hull, one such light, and at or near the stern of the vessel, and at such a height that it shall be not less than fifteen feet lower than the forward light, another such light.
Page 143 - The said green and red side lights shall be fitted with inboard screens projecting at least three feet forward from the light, so as to prevent these lights from being seen across the bow.

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